Alright I don’t think I’ve done my own my own toes since I was pregnant with my daughter, well unless you count quarantine but desperate times called for desperate measures then. I love getting a pedicure and prior to COVID Angel Nail Spa in Tanasbourne was my go to for years – I’m talking prior to the expansion of their salon when it was just a small little salon.
The salon is named after the owner, Angel and she is just the sweetest. About a year or so ago they re-did the salon and expanded and it’s absolutely the most beautiful salon I’ve ever been in. I love the crisp clean white that they choose as well as all of the sparkles. I mean have you ever seen wallpaper with rhinestones on it?
They have always taken their time when I was there and they have so many pedicure choices that it’s hard to choose sometimes. If you’re looking for a place to pamper your feet at then this is it.
Friends if there is one thing I love it is pasta and an amazing piece of garlic bread. It honestly is the hardest part of having Celiac Disease for me because it means I don’t get to partake in dining at an Italian Restaurant because ya know gluten. However my husband loves to head out without me and grab some Italian food from one of his favorite places Nona Emila in Aloha. I honestly can’t fault him for it either because he’s a trooper when it comes to cooking and accommodating my auto-immune disease. If you’re looking for a good Italian restaurant to grab some take out from you’re in luck. Here are 5 of my hubbies top faves:
Giovanni’s on SW Broadway in Beaverton
Pastini in Cedar Hill – one of my faves because they do have gluten free pasta. The pesto is AMAZING!
Mingo on SW Crescent in Beaverton
Nona Emilia in Aloha – my husband’s favorite
Brooklyn Trattoria on NW Bethany Blvd. – Portland aka Bethany
It’s my hope that you find some amazing food that you love and gives you a break from all of the cooking we’ve all been doing.
They say that anytime a woman goes through a major change in her life she changes her hair. I know for me that’s been true to some extent. I also know that as the holidays approach many of us want to look our best even if we won’t be attending a ton of holiday parties this year. So last week I introduced you to my fave place to go get your wax on at and this week I’m sharing where Revival Studios will be moving to come December…..Glam House Salon in Hillsboro.
Glam House Salon was established in 2017 and provides high quality beauty services to the Greater Portland Metro area. Hillary Lemmon is the owner of Glam House. She specializes in advanced hair color and extensions. She loves to see the transformation her clients make when changing up their hair. She has been in the industry for 10 years and is always expanding her knowledge through continuing to educate herself. Her goal is to always bring new and exciting things to the salon. This is her dream job as she’s dreamed of doing hair and owning her own salon since she was in the third grade. There are two other hair stylists in addition to Hillary as well as three lash artists/estheticians. Honestly if I wasn’t already in a fully committed relationship with my hair stylist for over 10 years I’d totally get my hair done here.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing hairstyles they have created on Instagram and Facebook!
Alright I’m an Apple junkie. I love all of their products so when IOS 14 came out and I saw on TikTok that you could change your aesthetic I was sooooo excited. What I wasn’t excited about was taking 3 hours to make it what I wanted like some people were. Friends, as you know I’m a Realtor® and time = money. So what’s a girl to do???? Etsy baby! There are so many amazing creators out there and you are sure to find an aesthetic that is right for you, and this week’s Etsy business of the week may be able to help you out.
It’s Blush Created located here in Hillsboro, Oregon and the woman behind the vision of some pretty amazing products is Brooke Atwell. She has some of the cutest Boho inspired aesthetics as well as Instagram Highlight icons. Now if those items aren’t up your alley she’s got some other amazing products for you too. From stickers to super cute stickers that you can use in your Instagram Stories to make them cute. She also has cute quote packs that you can use on Instagram too. If Instagram isn’t your jam never fear she has also created some AMAZING digital prints that are perfect for you or to give as gifts.
I also love that she does blog post signatures, business cards and so much more. Brooke truly makes some beautiful items that are sure to help you stand out from the pack on Instagram, your blog or home.